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as a church of S. Theodore, and identifies it with the church dedicated to that saint in the district of Carbounaria. This is possible, although the Anonymus1 mentions the Carbounaria before the Anemodoulion and the forum of Taurus (the region of the Turkish War Office), and consequently suggests a position for the Carbounaria much farther to the east than Vefa Meidan. Still the order in which the Anony-
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To which of the many saints named Theodore in the Greek Calendar this church was actually dedicated is a point open to discussion, but we cannot go far wrong in ascribing it to one of the two most prominent saints of that name, or3 as sometimes was the case, to both of them, S. Theodore the Tiro and S. Theodore the General The former was a young soldier in the Roman army who was tortured and put to death in 306 for not taking part in the persecution
1 Bantluri, i. p. 16.